Getting There & Away

Around 3km east of Tamchy is the Issyk-Köl International Airport, which hosts seasonal summer flights from across Kyrgyzstan and the wider region. At the time of research flights departed at least weekly for Osh, Almaty, Tashkent, and Novosibirsk, with occasional charters from elsewhere.

By road, all Bishkek (3 hours, 250som) to Cholpon-Ata (½ hour, 50som) marshrutkas will drop off or pick up along the highway in Tamchy.